VP Global Product Go-to-Market & Innovation - Calvin Klein

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Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Global Product Go to Market and Innovation Team is the heart of an end-to-end transformation of how PVH operates. This strategic initiative deploys best in class process changes, data insights, predictive analytics and a dedicated approach towards putting our consumers at the center of everything we do. This means taking a holistic approach to product development and innovation to meet our consumer needs by decreasing our time to market, improving the assortment structure, increasing our partner collaboration while yielding higher quality product, better strategy and innovation integration and an authentic engagement with all involved parties.

At its core, our roadmap is defined by a smarter, shorter, product development calendar. This involves informed creative direction, well founded range development, intimacy with our vendors, collaborating with our wholesale and retail channels, orchestrating our supply chain in tandem with our marketing and deriving actionable consumer insights.

The VP, GTM and Innovation is responsible for collaborating with cross functional partners to drive the planning, executing, and evaluating of product and innovation initiatives. Problem solving, facilitating meetings and ensuring quality control are essential elements of this role.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:

Responsible for end-to-end product GTM including cross-functional interdependencies to connect the dots and challenge functions in their strategic thinking on GTM
Drive adherence to the GTM calendar and key milestones across teams including ensuring timely decision making and high degree of preparation with teams
Analyze data and track metrics across process via dashboard to drive improved business outcomes
Proactively seek out solutions to potential cross functional issues that may affect the calendar, process and organization
Document actions and follow-up for key milestone meetings
Communicate and escalate progress, wins, pain points along GTM process to senior leadership
Conduct post-mortem/hindsight sessions to discuss any recommendations for GTM in the next season.
Champions the pipeline of innovation with the goal to test and monetize
Drives the problem solving process: frames problems, guides analytical modeling, and through analysis provides insights into solutions
Acts as a coach for functional stakeholders in helping them fulfill the role of change sponsor
Facilitates meetings and workshops with all the levels of the organization
Effectively manages the change driven by the project and is capable of steering the business in a new direction
Strong presentation skills and ability to succinctly communicate and interact with ease and authority with senior leadership
Coaches and develops a team
Understands and shows passion for the worldwide fashion and retail market in terms of consumer behavior, competitor and industry developments
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QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Experience:

15 plus years experience in project management, change management and project planning, preferably in a strategy consulting company, banking or an equivalent position in fashion, and/or retail environment
Prior experience managing GTM process, calendars (PLM experience a plus)
Experience working in a team-oriented, cross-functional, collaborative environment.
Supply Chain Optimization or Process Engineering experience preferred
Range planning / Merchandising experience preferred
Consumer-centric process improvement

Education: Bachelors degree, MBA preferred

Skills:

Affinity with lifestyle, fashion and/or consumer facing industries.
Affinity with technology, data enablement, digital transformation and the human interaction that is central to their success.
Experience working for a Fortune 500/multinational company or multi-national consulting firm is preferred
Interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally, including with senior leadership, strong connecter/motivator
Project management, problem structuring, and strategic problem solving skills Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis/Project implementation experience
Strategic vision and creative thinking
Understands the complexity of a matrix organization, capable of operating within one
Effective communicator and influencer. Comfortable presenting in front of senior leadership audiences. Facilitates workshops and resolves possible conflict
Hands-on mentality and pragmatic approach with strong collaboration attitude and team play
Ambitious, motivated to go the extra mile and able to perform in a demanding work environment.
High standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality
Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Ability to build relationships at all levels to establish oneself as a trusted advisor
Ability to build and manage calendar/product development process & tools
Proactive, Self-starter - entrepreneurial
Excel, PowerPoint
Knowledge of finance, marketing, product development, production, merchant and planning functions and/or comfort with a steep learning curve
Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.
Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments.
Superb organizational and communication skills.
A positive, can-do attitude.
A strong work ethic, high personal values and standards



INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS:

Internal: Design, Merchandising, Planning (Wholesale and Retail), Product Development,
Sourcing, Hub Offices, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Executive Team, Customer Service, Logistics/Warehouse, Sales, Risk Management

External: External Consultants, Factories


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct: 2 Project Managers

Indirect: 1 Associate PM


BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A

DECISION MAKING: Ability to coordinate multiple projects; must be detail oriented and highly skilled in time management. Filter demand

RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY: Must be able to support the development of process where none existed, partner in the creation of blueprints for thought processes; build collaborative relationships amongst peers and superiors; learn language of every functional business group, recommend, and develop comprehensive plans and initiatives to improve business, communication, and performance in multiple areas. Comfortable with high levels of ambiguity.

ENVIRONMENT: N/A

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